DLA Headquarters News

Archive: November, 2016

Nov. 29, 2016

DLA Troop Support, USDA help Native American tribes provide fresh fruits, vegetables

For more than 20 years, DLA Troop Support has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help Native American tribes provide fresh fruits and vegetables to people living on or near Indian reservations.

Nov. 28, 2016

DLA Director serves as guest lecturer to Army Command and General Staff School

Students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, received a special presentation on military logistics, leadership and how to navigate the joint environment from DLA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, Nov. 22.

Nov. 23, 2016

Sherman receives Distinguished Civilian Service Award

Stephen Sherman, the director of Document Services in DLA Information Operations, received the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award at a Pentagon ceremony Nov. 3. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work presented the award to Sherman and seven other DoD employees.

Nov. 22, 2016

Agency continues collaborative effort with Navy

Defense Logistics Agency leaders met with Navy partners to discuss shared goals and interests at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Nov. 21.

Nov. 21, 2016

Commentary: DLA Regional Commanders shift to touch points for geographic combatant command

In September, I presided over DLA Pacific’s change of command, in which Navy Capt. Tim Daniels took the reins of that outstanding organization from Army Col. Richard Ellis. The ceremony marked more than one change for that team. As Capt. Daniels accepted the unit colors, he initiated a shift in the way DLA Pacific and our other regional commands work with our partners around the world.

Nov. 17, 2016

Guests share Native American songs, weapons, experiences

Wooden flutes, hunting bows and baby carriers may not seem to have much in common on first glance. But for Native Americans, they all have been integral features of daily Indian life, made by hand in ways that reflect Native values and beliefs, according to guest speakers at the McNamara Headquarters Complex’s Nov. 16 observance of National American Indian Heritage Month.

Nov. 16, 2016

Commentary: Resiliency not just a buzzword for DLA employees

DLA's focus on celebrating and encouraging resiliency among the workforce has brought to light some truly inspiring examples of employees overcoming life-changing setbacks, often with the help of their friends, family and coworkers.

Nov. 15, 2016

Marine Corps’ 241st birthday brings out Marine spirit

Marines and friends of the military service filled the McNamara Headquarters Complex auditorium to celebrate the Marine Corps' 241st birthday Nov. 10.

Nov. 14, 2016

Cost summit continues pursuit of financial transparency

In an ongoing effort to facilitate discussion of financial issues with its customers, Defense Logistics Agency Finance and Logistics Operations leaders hosted their quarterly cost summit at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Nov. 7.

Nov. 9, 2016

Kids learn DLA basics in new video

Just what is the Defense Logistics Agency? What is logistics, anyway? A new video aimed at young people answers those very questions and more.

Nov. 8, 2016

DLA employees supporting nuclear enterprise receive Air Force training

About 30 employees from Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters and its field activities who are involved in supporting the Department of Defense nuclear mission attended the Nuclear Management Executive Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Nov. 1-2.

Nov. 7, 2016

USMC commandant sees DLA support of Marines during Philly visit

The Marine Corps’ highest-ranking officer visited DLA Troop Support Nov. 2 to learn more about the organization and how it supports America’s Marines.

Nov. 1, 2016

CFC fundraising drive off to strong start for DLA Headquarters, DLA Energy

DLA organizations in the Washington, D.C., area are outpacing the rest of the Defense Department in the annual Combined Federal Campaign.

Nov. 1, 2016

A Lofty Vintage

The B-52, the B-1B and the MH-53 are decades old and kept aloft by DLA personnel.

Nov. 1, 2016

Afghan Disposition Mission

DLA personnel braved brutal heat, wild dogs and other dangers to help the Afghan National Army dispose of military vehicles in-country.